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Photo Series Envisions London’s Landmarks Submerged Under Water [Pics]

Photographer creates the illusion of a city being overtaken by flood waters.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on July 17, 2013. @greenidealism

Rupert Jordan is a photographer who didn’t want to capture the landmarks around London in the usual way. Using a technique called forced perspective, he has created a series of photos that make it seem like the city has been submerged underwater.

Armed with a camera and a pair of fishing waders, Jordan climbed into the Thames River so he could get his camera as a low as possible over the waves. The result is a city that seems be sinking into the oceans, all conveniently captured before its untimely demise.

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The idea originally came in the Winter but Jordan was unable to get the shots because of low light, weak waves and very real risk of freezing in the icy waters.

The Summer also presented a set of challenges, tides being one of them, but mainly the fact many of the beaches he needed to be on were restricted. Undeterred, he scaled whatever obstacles were in his way to get the necessary shots.

Some of the sites include the London Eye ferris wheel, the Parliament Building and St. Paul’s cathedral. Click through below to see a selection.

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Ross is a freelance writer who specializes in topics about the environment, architecture, art, design and creative tech. He is passionate about making a difference with his writing, whether that’s to encourage social change, promote a great idea, or just share a little bit of beauty with the world. You can also find his work on Inhabitat and Techly.com.au.

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